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benefit and doing a tremendous job for our air and a roads and reducing hundreds of thousands of the numbers of car on our already congested roads so if we didn't have them folks would have to find another way and that's extremely harsh to the quality of life in this region they tripod some challenges and so that's what this is about. we have a number of companies involved in this and they're represented today overlook is here in the room and facebook google, bourdz and transportation provides a good chunk of service and others.
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those are incredible world-class companies. i was on an e-mail i didn't know who volunteered for some reason and dublin was comfortably and named 3 of the company's i named because they've set up satellite offices in ireland. our bay area headache companies were responsible in another part of the world and dublin is only one example. we need to take great pride their unique. there's not a week that goes by unusual less when we have a visitor from another part of the world well, those shuttle buses are part of the notation.
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they're part of the bay areas success. i'm proud of the bay council was able to pull together those organizations and workout some that make sense. it won't solve everything it's a work in progress. i want to thank you know the key staff folks. 245i6 worked with the city to come up with this very, very fair proposal. that's going to bring money to the city and a administer this program and among the city to properly oversee the proper data and competitor the proper level of authority to make sure we don't do too much too soon and muni stops around the city where
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folks know they can get to the peninsula and work and get home safely and for not to think about the alternative to get in a car and create the pollution. we need to avoid that or i want to thank you all of you who participate. we were the group that founded bart back in the 1950s. sometimes that's the thing we need to lead on. if you see multiple family homes around lights endurances it was something that the bay area council created and voblgd for. not easily duplicate with some suburbia cities but that's all helping part of the solution of having a region that can function and stay ahead of the
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pack. we're pleased with san francisco's leadership and the mayor g did a good job now the unemployment is ahead of the positive industry. we look forward to work together. thanks (clapping.) >> thanks jim and jim will be available for q and a to answer questions but we wanted to give you an opportunity to hear from a couple of them. i want to bring up carr low the vice president. good afternoon and thank you. a special thanks to mayor ed lee and wanting nolan.
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sure first names carla with a c yes. we're excited about this program today. we've been working with sfmta in the past year to find ways to meet this challenge of finding ways to get our employees to our canvassing campus in south san francisco and do it in a way that supports sfmta and works in compliments with the public transmission. our program started in 2006 and the primarily goal of our program was to encourage pleasing employees to stop driving to work alone by themselves in their car. over the past 6 or seven years we've had sdhek program and eliminated over 5 thousand car trips 0 over the roads our employees take the bart and the
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ferry to get to the offices in san francisco. our employees get to work and it reduced traffic in san francisco and in the community as well as reducing our cartoonish emissions. we enjoy you a partnership with sfmta and we're hopefully, this program will move us forward. thank you (clapping.) thank you and while >> you can see there's a lot of companies that have been part of this. people refer to this as google buses google is only one of the larger companies we're happy to have google here and 53 we have very sincerely, can here for google >> thank you i'd like to start out by thanking all the folks
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involved in moving forward this project. thank you to mayor ed lee and edward reiskin. google is excited to be working with you and members of the community of the shared goal even if minnesota transportation around the bay area. we see this as a great step for partnership in the years ahead. as a current resident i appreciate all the work go that's making this better around san francisco and across the bay area and you have the folks in this room to thank for that so thank you (clapping.) >> okay. before we open it up to questions i want to acknowledge the woman who was spear heat the work working with the folks at the muni and our it people and all the providers the
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transportation companies, the companies they're working for, the bay area council and our manager carly she's the brains behind this. now we're available for that questions and jim is here to answer with questions and mayor and i and director nolan >> what's this permit for do you have to have a permit for a shuttle what if somebody doesn't want to - >> there's a whole a lot of questions there. >> and how many does that cost. >> the basic idea what we have we the city and a transportation system that the providers want
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is access to muni bus stops so the permit will permit someone to use the bus stop, of course, only muni buses are allowed to use the bus stops so the permit will designate a certain amount of bus stops by permitted providers and would subject them to a number of a number of restraints not interpreting with muni and possess popular not to use the rest of the 2 thousand muni bus stops. that's what the permit provides that's a dollar per day per we're governed by prop 18 such we can only recover our costs
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for the program and not generate money only the san franciscans can generate a tax. so we identified was it would cost us to develop and run an 18 month pilot about some thousands of dollars and we expect the dollar per day finger >> (inaudible). >> no. >> and (inaudible). >> we don't have - >> (inaudible). >> if you want to use our bus stops you have to be part of the permit program and once that's in place you have to be permitted to be part of the
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program. >> (inaudible). >> how much money are are we talking about and again, it's not going into the general fund to pay for administrator and $1.15 million to be the one hundred thousand figure is the afternoon for companies some are larger and small but the one-hundred 5 million will pay for the costs of a.d. administering the program. >> so did you commuter buses on - >> so the buzz the question is what's the impact been on muni services. their large vehicles and those who have ripened muni experience this we hear it from our operators sometimes those buses
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are delaying muni for getting to a stop to unload passengers so they dwell longer at the stops but the basic issue is some of the busiest muni stops are where they want to be and that is the conflict that we're trying to solving with this program >> to increase enforcement. >> part of the 1.5 million is part of the cost. >> how many companies will participate in the program (inaudible). >> that includes the companies. >> hi, sure. carly c ar l i so the kwae
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question was how many companies participated that's 3 dozen companies a mix between providers and companies that provide the service to their employees and the transportation like bowers and compass who many of this contract out for so there's an overlap and that's included in that the medical institution as well >> so shilt companies. >> in most cases the transportation provider that's they're busy and operators but ultimately whomever wants to choose to be the permit he. >> are you going to ask for
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more money. >> so the state law based on prop 18 and 26 restricts any local government from collecting foes and they're now greater to cost than the fees support. so the state law to raise the revenue is is to go to the voters for a revenue increase >> how many plays - >> i don't think we have that information. i didn't really mention this one of the benefits of the pilot is to gather the information that requires a significant data component to this so we can understand the dynamics of how many people are moving in from where >> so is there infrastructure
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improvements and how much money and how does this effect building - >> probably not building new stops but signage to make it clear to which stops are available and maybe they need a bigger bus place. >> you mentioned the symbolic you know the significance that those buses have taken on you have a general displeasure are muni you think this will disarm that. >> i think it lends a legitimate really of the shuttle to our transportation system and that's been recognized by the bay area council. we didn't want them to be the symptoms of something else they're getting people to and
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from work and preventing thoisz thousands of cars from getting on the roads and really reducing the cartoonish emissions but their transporting people to work and that's really the essence of this conversation that he need to get people to work. so how do we make sure it compliments our muni system rather than brushes up against it to create for challenges and safety challenges and others this pilot will give us more information but the great part is the collaboration from the companies who provide the service they'll start discussing with us officially what those challenges are on a zone by zone basis and how to improve the safety and effectiveness of the system >> do you have an issue of how
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the goose killed the golden egg those reduce the (inaudible) or getting people on cars and now there's regulations that is going into effect. >> we can survivor that if we impose it that's where the collaboration is so they know they want to not be in front of a muni bus trying to pickup people and coordinating steldz e schedules and don't want to exchange very clear congested areas of forcing a bike rider into a lane and they want to know who else wants to coordinate with us and who wants to be in agreement with us rather than people who want to do their own thing.
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i think this is a great attempt to coordinate something and if we don't do it we'll have the challenges and by god safety is our number one issue >> (inaudible) shilt buses going to muni bus down to the drop off passengers and that's a financial detriment and (inaudible). >> using a muni zone in coordination with our very challenged muni system that's been succeeding over the years but now we have a whole plan to get them resources i think that's a privilege to use the same spaces in a coordinated way and we're not talking about a
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tax we're getting a system they've agreed with us would be a better system then the he felt skeleton. >> thank you go >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of the most incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from
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one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the program began 20 years ago. our founder was an environmentalist and an activist and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked
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with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shopping, take the materials that, and get to work. it is kind of like a reprieve, so they can really focus on their body of work. >> when you are talking about recology, do you have the only
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sculpture garden at the top? >> it is based on work that was done many years ago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on
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june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about hearing dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit. this is what i am working on now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend.
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>> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book, it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in the serendipity of these still life compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the least thought of compositions. people are getting rid of this stuff. it holds no real value to them, because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel. what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? but is the first question. for me, being in a situation that you're not comfortable in has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was
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available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding, language, and art in general. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. -- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >> the first thing that attracted me to this was the printed surface. it was actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long. in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts, it is part of the process of negotiating the final form.
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>> how do you jump from the two dimensional work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out of where things belong or where they could parapets something else. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in residence program. is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we have art exhibitions every
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four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists from all mediums to apply. we want as many artists from the bay area out here so they can have the same experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications. very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. thank you again for hosting us. >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪
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>> the renovation of balboa park, the oldest in the city of san francisco, and now it is the newest part in the city of san francisco. through our partnership, and because of public investment from the two thousand eight fund, we are celebrating a renewal and an awakening of this park. we have it safer, happier, more joyous. >> 3, 2, 1, [laughter] =--[applause] >> it is a great resource for families, to have fun in the
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city, recreation. >> this is an amazing park. we have not revitalized it without public and private investment. the critical piece of the process of this renovation was that it was all about the community. we reached out to everyone in this community. we love this park dearly and they all had thoughts and ideas and they wanted to bring their own creativity and their personality to bear on the design. what you see is what the community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility that goes along with what is going to be an exciting park.
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>> good morning, everyone. the meeting will come to order. welcome to the transportation authority finance committee and i'm cohen and to my left are katie tang and commissioner david chew. the clerk of the committee is mrs. erica chang and i'd like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank jim smith and nono for their wonderful work at sfgovtv and helping broadcast it meeting. are there any announcements? >> no announcements. >> could you call 2 of 4, the consent calendar. >> items 2 and ,

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